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I Made This – Custom Made Arrows

Part 7 of a series on independent archery businesses. This month: regular Bow columnist Adrian Tippins on his finger slings. I make custom made arrows and carry out renovations to existing arrows. I also make deluxe double and single loop

Archery In Ancient Russian Folklore

Kristina Dolgilevica dives into the Eastern past. Most Russians don’t realise how much archery is in their culture. It is only when it is pointed out to them, that they realise practically all their fairy-tale princes and ‘fools’ are usually

Behind the scenes at archery distributor JVD

The Dutch company has become one of the largest archery distributors in the world. By Mimi Landström JVD Archery, based in the Netherlands, has been moving bows around the world for quite some time. It now has over 40 years

Dampers: explained

Arne Metzlaff looks at something often overlooked The aim of dampers is to reduce or completely eliminate possible vibrations that occur in the bow. The most common type of archery damper is a rubber block, screwed to the bow or

Top tips for winter archery maintenance

Essential winter maintenance – for you and your kit. By Rebekah Tipping A new year is historically the time for making resolutions and planning for the year to come. Nobody has lived through a year like 2020 before, which has

News

I Made This – RCore

Part 1 of a new series on independent archery businesses. This week, we meet up with Aris Korbetis of RCore.  RCore designs and produces custom aftermarket grips for recurve risers, tailored to each customer’s needs. There are four main designs

COVID-19: What now for archery?

Bow looks at the effects of the pandemic on the sport. One of the more durable cliches in the media over the past three months has been stating that we are living in ‘unprecedented times’. It may be a cliche,

Sponsorship and draw weights: Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Question I have read a number of other pieces on reversals but none mention bow poundage/ draw weight. If draw weight is mentioned, they just say increase draw weight but

Archery tournaments: What to do when things go wrong

Roy Rose is here to tell you what to do when it all goes pear-shaped at an archery tournament. Our initial tournament experiences are always packed with mixed emotions. There’s anticipation, there’s natural excitement, there’s logical trepidation and finally of

Tokyo 2020 is dead. Long live Tokyo 2021.

“The one thing that brings the world together is the Olympics.” said two-time archery Olympian, and three-time Olympic medalist Brady Ellison, of the USA. “It just sucks all around no matter how you look at things. I really hope they

Reviews

Review: Hoyt Xakt Limbs

Kristina Dolgilevica gets hands on with the latest intermediate ILF limbs First impressions matter, and these are a striking-looking pair of limbs indeed. An excellent and tasteful design with a soft matt finish which gives the product an ‘expensive’ look

Review: The Power Of The Bow

Many countries in the world have archers and archery as part of their personal folklore. The bow and arrow has been the protector of the nation for countries as far apart as England and Bhutan. The long association with rugged

Hoyt: New Recurve Gear

A trio of mid-price offerings from Hoyt turns back the clock.  There is a feeling among many recurve archers that there isn’t much new under the sun. The incremental improvements in materials science and computer-aided design have definitely resulted in

Hoyt Altus review

Joe Parker gets his hands on the newest all-rounder from Hoyt 2020 has officially been consigned to the history books. We’re all a little battered and bruised by the upheaval of last year, I doubt there are many in this

Review: The Art of Barebow Shooting and Its Mental Game

Victoria Williams reviews a niche how-to barebow guide When I was asked to review this book, The Art of Barebow Shooting And Its Mental Game, I was fully prepared to read yet another book written from the perspective of Olympic

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